Apr 3, 2009 to Sep 25, 2009
24 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisTo young Oz Vessalius, heir to the Vessalius Duke House, the perilous world called the Abyss is nothing more than a folktale used to scare misbehaving children. However, when Oz's coming-of-age ceremony is interrupted by the malicious Baskerville Clan intent on banishing him into the depths of the Abyss, the Vessalius heir realizes that his peaceful life of luxury is at its end. Now, he must confront the world of the Abyss and its dwellers, the monstrous "Chains," which are both not quite as fake as he once believed.
Based on the supernatural fantasy manga of the same name, Pandora Hearts tells the story of fifteen-year-old Oz's journey to discover the meaning behind the strange events that have overtaken his life. Assisted by a mysterious Chain named Alice, whose nickname is "Bloodstained Black Rabbit," and members of a clandestine organization known as "Pandora," Oz begins to realize his existence may have more meaning than he could have ever imagined.
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Opening Theme"Parallel Hearts" by FictionJunction (Wakana Ootaki, Keiko Kubota, Kaori Oda, Yuriko Kaida)
Ending Theme#1: "Maze" by savage genius feat. Tomoe Ohmi (eps 1-13)
#2: "Watashi wo Mitsukete. (私を見つけて。)" by savage genius (eps 14-25)
When you lose everything and end up with nothing, how do you pick yourself up and move on? Do you lash out in anger and bitterness, hiding your wounds? Do you allow the emptiness inside you to shut out any emotional reaction, numbly accepting your fate? Do you desperately search everywhere for what remains of you, hoping to piece yourself back together? Or do you fear losing again so much that you spend all your time protecting what you already have, nearly crushing it in your tight grasp?
With each of these suggestions, I refer to a particular character in the story whose struggle with loss reflects one of these patterns. This theme of loss and the struggle to regain or find acceptance is by no means a new one to either drama or anime/manga, but in Pandora Hearts it is approached in a sensitive, original, and surprisingly light-hearted, pleasing manner. Though emotionally gripping, Pandora Hearts is rarely dark and angsty, favouring quirky, likeable characters and a humourous, tongue-in-cheek storytelling style.
The XEBEC-produced art/animation quality may be somewhat lacking, but the irresistibly charming Pandora Hearts is sure to make you fall in love with its beautifully crafted story, characters, fantasy world, and music.
- most loveable, original and well-developed cast I’ve seen in a long time
- detailed, interesting “Alice in Wonderland”-themed world
- story contains few “filler” episodes and is perfectly paced, sure to leave you gasping for more
- emotional, memorable OST by .hack//SIGN & Noir (and many more) composer Yuki Kajiura
- one of those anime that has a bit of everything: drama, action, humour, even hints of romance
- sub-par art quality, rather unacceptable by today’s standards
- weak, disappointing ending; many story threads left hanging without resolution
- some unavoidably cliché moments and a protagonist who is often ineffectual and, worse, annoying in his willingness to lay down his life
- no clear antagonist in the story, though this isn’t really a problem until the very last episodes
15-year old Oz Vessalius is the typical spoiled selfish noble kid, playing pranks all day, teasing his servant and best friend Gilbert, gaining favours from his indulgent uncle Oscar. Then, on the night of his coming-of-age-ceremony, time freezes and Oz is forced into the Abyss by mysterious strangers. Trapped in this nightmarish alternate dimension, he meets a strange, devilish young girl named Alice, who is really a Chain (a sort of “monster” of the Abyss). They form a Contract: Alice decides to help Oz return to his world, while he promises to search for her missing memories. As they find out more about her, it turns out there’s a lot he doesn’t know about the past either….
The story follows a somewhat well-worn path – disaster befalls naïve youngster, he meets mysterious girl, they discover new things, make friends and beat bad guys – but the difference is that the characters who fill all the traditional roles are so original and interesting. Alice, as the heroine of the story, is refreshingly powerful and strong-willed, with a bad mouth, a meat fetish, and a wicked laugh – and a surprising sensitivity. Oz, on the other hand, is earnest and soft-hearted, though he oddly doesn’t seem to care too strongly about anything.
There are also plenty of mysteries to be solved and plot twists to be revealed. However, I wouldn’t say that the plot is the anime’s strongest point. Not quite. Most of the “plot” really has little to do with the present situation at hand and is more about exploring the characters’ pasts. In fact, almost all of the really interesting moments in the anime are actually revelations about the past. As you might expect, all this jumping back and forth between past and present, real and alternate dimensions, while fascinating, can leave one confused and overwhelmed. Lastly, I can’t neglect the fact that the ending is truly dismal. Like many anime (it seems), a promising beginning, middle and even climax is no guarantee of a satisfying ending. When you reach the final episode I’m sure you, too, will be thinking, “What? They can't leave it at that - there must be some mistake!!"
There’s no way Pandora Hearts gets anything less than full score on this one. The characters are simply enrapturing. It’s hard to pick a favourite because there are so many good choices! For starters, the designs are original, enticing, and complement the characters’ personalities well. Oz, despite being 15, has the vacant, vulnerable look of a younger boy, suggesting his innocence and fragility. Alice looks fiery and ferocious with her red jacket, demonically pointy hair, and long high-heeled boots; but her short stature and smooth, childlike features render her cute and approachable. Gilbert is astonishingly handsome, dark, and mysterious when he first appears as Raven in full black attire; as soon as his hat comes off, however, (so to speak) he becomes comical with his messy “seaweed” hair, his emotional tantrums, and his self-conscious cigarettes. Two other characters I feel deserve special mention: Xerxes Break, a silly yet understatedly dangerous character whose loose sleeves flop over his hands, whose smile is always shaped unnervingly into a V, and who wears a freaky rattling puppet-doll on his shoulder called Emily; and Vincent Nightray, who has two different-colored eyes, one yellow and one red, as if to represent his unpredictable, split personality (at times saccharinely sweet; at others cold-bloodedly cruel and deceptive).
Each character is quirky, with multiple sides to their personality. Oz occasionally shows a hyper-romantic, flirtatious side. Alice, as mentioned earlier, will do anything for meat. Gilbert has an incurable phobia of cats. Sharon, a girl who is older than she looks, likes young boys and seems to have a thing for Alice. Break is addicted to candy and other sweet things. Vincent is disturbingly obsessed with his brother. And so on.
The characters also have incredible chemistry together. Oz and Alice have this cute little "You're my man-servant, do what I say!" "Hahaha, of course Alice! (but not really!)" thing going on, with semi-romantic undertones. Oz and Gilbert, meanwhile, have an endearing "master and servant" relationship that's complicated by the fact that Gilbert looks (and is) much older than his "master" (and made hilarious by the fact that Oz can still get away with teasing him.) Naturally, Gil and Alice find themselves caught in a struggle for the affections of their master/man-servant Oz, hurling funny names at each other that soon become familiar ("Stupid rabbit!" "Seaweed hair!") - though when it comes to Break, they are united in their icy distrust of the slippery, duplicitous character.
The true strength of the characters lies in their multi-facetedness. No character in the main cast feels “all good” or “all bad.” For much of the story, there is even no clear antagonist, as each suspicious individual is shown one by one to be pure-hearted in some way. Somehow, the anime hardly suffers for this lack of “true evil,” which I view as a testament to the strength of the characters.
As for character development, the entire anime basically revolves around the characters’ individual backstories. There is nary a character in the main cast who we do not see some kind of flashback of. In a way, the characters’ pasts define who they are even more distinctly than the present action. Strangely, I found this worked very well, leading one to speculate fascinatingly about what must have happened before the main story.
Art & Animation (6/10)
By today’s standards, as well as the standards set by the rest of the anime, the art really sticks out like a sore thumb. And let me get this clear that I don’t in any way mean Jun Mochizuki’s original designs; I’m talking about the frame-by-frame art quality of the anime, which was produced by studio XEBEC. Compared to contemporaries in the same genre that I’ve been watching such as Kuroshitsuji and Nabari no Ou, the art and animation really has a lot of catching up to do. Unpolished, often with very unappealing colour palettes, and few extremely eye-catching or original backdrops, I wondered frequently why they could not have done this beautiful story justice with a higher budget. Without the charms of Mochizuki’s character designs, the art would nearly render this anime unwatchable. The opening of an anime should be its one greatest chance to dazzle and woo the audience with flashy, high-budget sequences; yet Pandora Hearts is one of the only good anime I’ve watched where the quality of the opening animation failed to impress me at all. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a beautifully conceived opening with wonderful music and fascinating visuals, but the animation itself is little beyond lacklustre.
Music & Voice Acting (9/10)
Yuki Kajiura’s work truly is beautiful. It’s hard to say anything bad about it. When it comes to emotional drama, suspenseful themes, heart-wrenching themes, and tragic themes, she is the master. Her English-language insert piece, "Everytime you kissed me," is a thorough success, and the ubiquitous "music box" theme she created for Pandora Hearts, "Lacie," is hauntingly memorable. But I can be nit-picky. The themes can get slightly repetitive and, if you’ve heard her previous work, it'll probably feel a little deja vu. The endings and opening, while excellent, are not extraordinarily exceptional. In the end, the one point I knocked off comes down to the music not being extremely original, just very good.
There is nothing really left to be desired from the Japanese voice acting. Everything is just as it should be. The boyish, suave Junko Minagawa (Ryoma Echizen , Ritsuka Aoyagi) is the perfect choice as Oz, while listening to Kosuke Toriumi (Yuri Lowell, Kiba Inuzuka)’s sexy voice as Gilbert is like eating chocolate ice cream, and Akira Ishida (Gaara, Kaworu Nagisa, Athrun Zala, many others) does a spectacular job as the eccentric, foppish Break (and Emily!), as usual. In all respects, a very strong cast.
Bottom line: Pandora Hearts has its share of flaws, and probably won't please absolutely everyone (action fans, why are you still here?!), but once immersed in its lovely, charming little world, its intoxication is a very, very pleasant experience. (9/10) read more
I would just like to say that this is the very first anime I've given a 10 to without watching it in its entirety. I've always enjoyed twists on Alice in Wonderland and I love the darker genre of anime so needless to say Pandora Hearts drew me in right away.
The synopsis doesn't do the story justice. Imagine being 15 and having everything and then being sucked into a world that is similar to a broken toy box where the dolls try to eat you. Thats just what Oz Bezarius goes through on his coming of age ceremony on his birthday. I won't say much more or else I could spoil something, but trust me that the story is up to par.
The art was brilliant. It's hard for me to watch an anime with bad artwork so I try to choose those with characters that are pleasing to look at. The fight scenes and magic are also very well played in this anime. I think my only complaint is not with the art-work itself, but with the quality. Having to wait each week you take what you get and sometimes the colors/etc. look dull in the fan-subs.
I love the music! This is one of the few anime that I just can't get enough of the opening theme. Parallel Hearts by Function Junction is awesome. If you have time look it up on YouTube...there are a lot of people who have done piano and accoustic versions of it that are just wonderful. I also really like the music box melody and just in general the music is great throughout. It presents the anime with a whimsical and yet forboding feel.
The characters are amazing. Theres something for everyone from the crazy and weird humored (Break) to the broody and mysterious (Raven) to the over-powered and short tempered girl (Alice) to the flirty kid who has a lot more pain hidden than you'd think (Oz) and even the girl that hardly talks but knows how to take down anyone (Echo).
Enjoyment and Overall both get a perfect 10. This is probably the first anime in a long time that I just can't get enough of. Though the entire series isn't out yet after you watch a few episodes you'll be sitting on your computer each Saturday waiting for the next one to come out too! read more
Imagine your reality falling into pieces on your fifteenth birthday, pushed into a broken toy box and relentlessly pursued by people you barely know.
Pushed aside and left broken, do you accept death in the name of saving another's life, desperately looking for pieces of yourself to confirm your existence? Knowing nothing about yourself, wanting to find out, yet scared of finding out, how do you move on? How do you protect something you once lost, in fear of losing it again, suffocating it with your loyalty and inability to let it leave your sight?
Pandora Hearts explores the story of Oz Vessalius ( or Bezarius, as I'm used to ), a boy whose life is thrown into chaos on his fifteenth birthday, at his coming-of-ceremony. The anime, I'd say, has an overarching theme of loss and self-discovery.
The Abyss is a deep, dark place where sinners are dragged into-a place that Oz stopped believing in until he was thrown in. With the discovery of a pocket watch that sings a haunting tune, strange things begin happening and Oz meets a young girl called Alice, a Chain from the Abyss with the form of a black rabbit once her suppressed power is unleashed, who is searching for her lost memories.
I won't reveal anymore. The whole charm of the anime is found in the characters and the past shrouded in mystery. Oz, Alice, and his faithful servant, Gilbert, begin their quest to search for pieces of memory that Alice is searching for.
On the surface, it looks like a normal anime. Questing for memories while defeating enemies but that's exactly where we're misled. The pieces of Alice's memory are intertwined with others', and for the most part, the plot involves flashbacks of the characters' pasts. One fragment only leads to more questions. Pandora Hearts' strongest point is its characters. The characters are never one-sided and they are so skilfully woven that we see begin to slowly see the flaws in them. Why does Oz accept everything so light-heartedly? Nothing seems to bother him at all but as we move on, we see a darkness emerge, once layered and locked away.
Despite all that, the anime retains its timely comedy, providing a light-hearted adventure for the person watching. Alice and Gilbert are constantly fighting for Oz's attention, coming up with nicknames like "Seaweed Head" and "Stupid rabbit". Oz leaves them to their own antics, only to be unwillingly dragged in and pulled from both sides. Oz, disturbingly calm about everything, with a policy to accept everything as it is because anything can happen. He has also been shown with a tendency to flirt, much like his uncle.
Alice, while meat-loving, sarcastic, tsundere-like and shows some signs of sadism, has a sweet and vulnerable side. Gilbert, while short-tempered and sensitive, is gentle and hold a fierce loyalty to Oz. The only time Alice and Gilbert cooperate with each other is when yet another interesting character, Xerxes Break slips in ( quite literally ). Break is one of those manipulative characters who believes in using others and being used. He also likes to pop out of the strangest places, but he, too, has a larger part than simply being a "minor" character. His mistress, Sharon, is a deceptively sweet-looking character who, in punishing Break, shows no hesitance.
Vincent Nightray, a man who, at times is, sweet while other times, scarily crazed and shows an alarming obsession for his older brother. Then, although he didn't have much screen time, Eliot Nightray and his attendant, Leo. Eliot was truly a crucial character who played a large part in Oz's development. There also some undertones of hinted romance but that doesn't play a large part.
The episodes passed by too fast for me to realise that I was almost at the end. Oz, as a character, peels away the protective layers he had unconsciously wrapped around himself and slowly starts to face himself. He, Alice and Gilbert have grown undeniably closer and it's time to face past demons. The mystery behind what truly happened in the past is left as a question mark and in that aspect, I believe the anime could have ended off better.
Even then, the plot did a great job. I'd say, honestly, it didn't feel like there was "evil" like in some anime, there's pointedly evil people who do the most horrible things. But in this, you slowly start to realise that things are not as they seem and that's exactly what makes this a classic watch. The plot wasn't perfect, I admit, there were certain clichés but the idea of building something with pieces of memories and at the same time, building the characters' pasts solidly, they did a wonderful job. I did cry once, at that important part of Eliot and Oz's meeting.
Moving on to the OSTs, they were perfect. I love Kajiura Yuki's music and using the English piece "Everytime You Kissed Me" by Emily Bindiger really raised the quality of the anime. The OST is one of the things that gave me goosebumps. One thing I had a problem with, though, is that it tended to become repetitive. At some point, I realised that the same OSTs were repeating and it didn't have as much impact as it should have. Even so, the OST really did help to make this a top-notch and haunting anime. The voice acting was great. There were times when it kind of slipped and you start to wonder if Oz's voice actor is a female but I think she did a really great job of voicing Oz. It was deceiving because I always thought it was a male ( except for those few times she had to scream ). The voice actors manage to bring out the feelings and the characters they are.
The animation appealed to me, but in today's standards, it hardly stands out. The animation, however, holds this certain fluidity and childishness in young characters, showing that, perhaps, the story isn't as deep as it seems and we shouldn't look too much into it. The animation remained smooth throughout so I don't think it was much of a problem.
Pandora Hearts is worth your time and effort. But I wouldn't say that it would appeal to all fans who might be more inclined to other genres. I really enjoyed it, hence the full score. It's still a great watch so give it a try! read more
First off, I have to confess that the only reason why I'm writing this review is because there is a review here that says it's a horrible anime and I can't allow that to be said, 'cause this is my favourite anime of all time! (sorry MAL this just had to be said don't worry I focus only on the anime from now on)
Pandora Hearts is a anime/manga that is completely unique, seriously I've read over 200 manga's (i haven't added them all to my list on this site btw) and searched through hundreds more to find one similar to this and I can't find one that matches the suspence, mystery, action, and down right awesomeness this anime offers.
I have to admit that the first episode is kind of confusing. So many things are introduced that some people i guess, can't handle the new world that this anime introduces. But as the anime goes on you start wanting more, so many questions so little clues, and the answers you slowly get not only make your jaw drop to the floor, but add so many more questions that need to be answered. (seriously it makes you want to learn Japanese so you can watch the next episode that much sooner) This anime really sparks your curousity. The very characters in this anime seem to be a mystery all themselves, I mean the first line of the anime is "Oz Bezarius, your sin is, your very existence" and then you at home watching this think "What the heck? That's just a kid, what could be so horrible about his existence that he is thrown into a prison for the worst criminals out there?" And the questions don't end there.
The art is, just like in the manga, so beautifully done it's like looking into a window of our own past. This world resembles one from the Victorian era in europe or later, with dukes, and kings, and parties more like balls, with castles and mansions so wonderous it makes you feel like you've gone make in time. The charaters of this story are also drawn fabulously with their very characteristics drawn into their beings. It doesn't take you long to remeber who's who in this anime. (which is a problem i've had in the past with other animes, and also having more characters with western names also helps!)
The music in this anime is just great! Not only are the opening and closing themes catchy and memorable, the battle music and just any time music gives this anime a more present time sound and feel. The characters voices match the characters themselves perfectly and are not annoying in anyway,(i hate when characters have annoying voices they are a total turn off) even the chains (creatures of the Abyss/monsters) voices sound match them perfectly.
I'm trying my best not to spoil anything about the characters so I'm only saying their charateeristics, but if you feel like I spoiled something for you I deeply apologize.
Oz Bezarius- fifteen years old and future duke of the Bezarius household. He's kind of childish, for a boy who is now having his coming-of-age ceremony. He trust others easily and cares about others a bit to much and maybe doesn't care enough for himself. He loves his little sister Ada and loves to tease his servant/friend gil who is one year younger than him. He is very kind but his mysterious past gives him a bit of a dark side. He is a character who you easily love and is the "hero" of this story.
Gil- Oz's most loyal servant and friend. He tries his best in all things he does and is deeply ashamed of his failures. His biggest fear is cats and helps Oz get away from his duties and play around and explore.
Alice- the mysterious chain whose true form looks so human that you tend to forget that she isn't. Her other names include: Bea Rabbit, black rabbit, and most famously The Blood stained Black Rabbit. Her power is unlike any other chain. She is a girl who speaks her mind and doesn't let Oz forget that he is her servant and should feel honoured that he is contracted with her. Her favourite foods include meat, meat and more meat and to her the world is her playground. Her past in one of the main points and mystery of this story and what her memories hold are the answers to many questions.
Sharon- a seemingly young girl who Oz meets at his coming of age ceremony. Her cute mannerism and charming smile make you believe she is no one of importance, but her warning she leaves Oz with makes you wonder who in the world is she?
Break- a strange man with a doll on hisleft shoulder named Emily. He is Sharon's servant, who's odd manner makes him more than meets the eye.
This is just a few of the character's in this story but they are the ones I feel are most necessary to know about before watching the show.
I know this review is pretty long (not inteaded) but I hope I have given you a better idea about how amazing and unique this anime is. (i mean i like unique things right?) And if you are not satisfied or this review doesn't help you i deeply apologize. But if you want more and are not satified with the 8 (soon 9) episodes available. I highly recommend the manga and if you want more then just the 17 chapters available in english, message me about the next twenty chapters where I can tell you where the raws and their english translations are. Again I highly recommend this anime I know the more popular it is the sooner an english dub will be made. read more
Both animes have similar dymanics in the relations between main characters: an older, stronger servant who protects a weaker, younger master. Also, the topic of hell/Abyss that threatens one of the characters is kind of similar. Both animes are very nice in the visual aspect, dramatic but with some humor to lighten the mood.
Both include someone who made a contract with someone else in order to save themselves. Also, both have a similar dark Gothic theme and have characters from rich families.
Both are about Brittish kids. Action in the same time, animation is very similar, kids of the same father (the same studio)
both have a gothic feeling to them, and the main characters are 'cursed'
Both take place in the 1800's
Both have lots of master-servant relationships
There are quite a few similar characters
Both have awkward endings
Rich boy and his faithful butler in city like 19th century London, mysterious contract and of course a lot of Bishonens^^
Both of these series have similar protagonists. Ciel and Oz are wealthy children from prestigious families living in historical London, and they both have a close relationship with their servants. Both boys have entered into a contract with an otherworldly creature and both their servants (Sebastian and Gilbert) have dark and mysterious personalities, and even look a little similar.
Both stories could be considered dark, but they're both lightened with a little humor and eccentric characters. Also in both series Dolls are used as a symbol for madness and some characters are not as they appear.
Also, and this is something I feel I have to include, there is a little fanservice and suggestive scenes between Young Master and servant to attract shonen-ai fan viewers. However, it's not so heavy in either that it should turn off people who are not so fond of shonen-ai.
Anime similar to the atmosphere, appearance and nature of the characters and action takes place in one period.
They both have a dark plot. Super-natural setting. As in Sebastian and B-Rabbit or Raven (Gil). The main character (Ceil and Oz) are both rich, and somewhat snoby / brats. But they are different in both animes , Oz is more happy compared to Ceil. Pandora Hearts has more comic relief in it compared to Kuroshitsuji. Both have amazing music to compliment the scene in the animes. Both are emotional too. So be sure to have a tissue box at hand! ;)
Dark atmosphere is present from both series. The art and animation were really good. Also, both protagonists have a master-servant relationship and came from rich families.
Both anime have a mix of comedy and the supernatural, with quite a few action scenes too.
This is probably the best reccomendation to anyone who loves Kuroshitsuji. They have the same close relationships between the characters and each character has their own mysterious past and story to tell. Oz is somewhat like the optimistic version of Ceil. There is a lot that will keep you guessing and the music and art work are brilliant in both. If you like one I can promise you'll like the other. Where Pandora Hearts is a little more light-hearted it still has an ominous feel to it and like Kuroshitsuji it keeps you guessing who the bad guys really are.
Kuroshitsuji is mainly about the young Phantomhive master whom has a butler named Sebastian Michaelis.... One "hell" of a butler. The young master takes on a series of cases for the queen, and in the process becomes aware of a certain group with questionable intent.
Pandora Hearts revolves around a young duke who has just come of age. After being sentenced to the prison known as abyss, he makes a contract with a being known as a "chain" in order to escape.
If you're into demonic contracts, shinigami, and those darkened themes... you're sure to love both of these amazing works.
The main character has a demon to whom he makes a pact with and the plot of the anime takes place in the same age.
Similar setting: rich, somewhat arrogant noble kids, older (and hotter) servants, Gothic styles. Both try to present a fantasy world that resembles a historical European setting to various degrees, but with the critical aspect of the story based on a supernatural twist. In Kuroshitsuji, it is the concept of demons and angels. In Pandora Hearts, it is the "Abyss," a dimension where time is warped. Both protagonists have been bestowed with a sort of life-binding curse that they view as a punishment, yet ironically neither seem to value their lives very much.
Kuroshitsuji is much darker in tone than Pandora Hearts, however. It is quite heavily Gothic, while PH adheres to more typical anime conventions.
the main characters made a contract towards a demon (Kuroshitsuji) and a chain (pandora hearts).....
Ambos os animes tem um clima misterioso em epocas passadas, e existem grandes semelhanças entre alguns personagens, como por exemplo os protagonistas Oz e Ciel. XD
it has the same sort of feel to it. i was going to watch kuroshitsuji but then went on pandora hearts, thats how confussed i got between the two animes XD
Mystery series with a 19th century setting. Main characters are caught in a situation where they have no other choice but to make a contract with a supernatural being. They also have a certain goal to fulfill in their lives.
They both have that gothic/dark feel to them. While watching Kuroshitsuji I felt as if i was watching Pandora Hearts. Though the characters are some what the same. The Master are both kids ,but very mature for their ages, are completely different. The Servant are dark and have powers. But they both have some comedy in them that make you laugh. Other then that they both are freaking amazing/awesome/epic.
They both have a similar feel, with a dark and complex plot centered around a parentless rich boy with a past. In both shows the side-kick is also dark and mysterious.
Besides the time period being the same, and the fact that both anime's have a contract between a master (Ciel/Oz) and a servent (Sebastian/Alice), a lot of the characters reminded me of ones from the other anime. Ex. The Undertaker seemed a lot like Break with long hair
Both main characters are around the same age as well as having similar family situations, both of them having no father, though Oz from Pandora Hearts is a little more cheerful than Ciel from Kuroshitsuji. Also, both have a dark fantasy atmosphere, though Pandora Hearts isn't as dark as Kuroshitsuji.
The style and some characters is very similar to Kuroshitsuji. Many of the voices are the same too, Undertaker-Liam, Sebastian-Jack Vessalius. Grell Sutcliff-Vincent Nightray.
Kuroshitsuji and Pandora Hearts don't really look like each other in story, but there's the same atmosphere and I really liked both. Also the master-servant relation from Kuroshitsuji is like Gilbert and Oz in Pandora Hearts. Both have a dark story with comedic parts in it.
Both are produced by Square Enix and have a fantasy plot with the same type of humor and moderate violence.
There' s something in the relationship between Oz and Gil that remind me Sebastian and Ciel... And Yeah, I love sebastian and gilbert XP
somehow, when i watch both of these anime, i feel it's similar. although the story is different, but both of it are very good anime. :) for kuroshitsuji, the anime is acceptable and nice, but for pandora hearts, i recommend to read the manga, because the story is much better. both of these anime has very unique story line. :) if you love the anime, i recommend to read the manga. :D
Probably been recommended already but I think it's worth mentioning again
- both contain an older servant protecting a younger master
- similar characters such as break (pandora hearts) and the undertaker (kuroshitsuji) and the relationship between sebastian/ciel is similar to oz/gilbert
- they both have a supernatural theme which can be dark (more so in kuroshitsuji) but also have occasionally humor (more evident in pandora hearts)
- both are very entertaining animes so I reckon if you liked one of them give the other a try ^__^
These two anime take place in the Victorian Era and both follow the story of a young boy. Both Ciel (Kuroshitsuji) and Oz (Pandora Hearts) have been to hell and back and both seal a contract with a demon, whom from that moment on is (almost) always with them. While both plots may seem quite simple at first, there'll be a few twists to the story that will make it way more intriguing.
In short: two action, supernatural and from time to time comical anime that are definitely worth watching!
They both have to deal with a young boy making a contract with someone and they are both set in the Victorian Era
They both have some similar characters. In Kuroshitsuji, humans make contracts with demons, and in Pandora Hearts, they make contracts with chains. They have similar ambiance. They both talk about master and servant relationships.
both protagonists are young with a tragic past and are from a royal family. they both have handsome older servants with black hair (very important ;D). they both have a contract with a demon (in BB) and a chain (in PH). both the animes have a mysterious vibe around them. If you liked one of them you will like the other. :)
-Both have small masters who have servants (butler/chains) with supernatural powers. -Both are filled with action and comedy and gore.
-Another thing they have in common is both main characters are left with no parents.
-Also both series are in old British
It is set around the same time period and is about a young boy who is very rich. The mystery and creepiness is there and some characters are similar too :)
Both are located in the Victorian era and have a dark atmosphere.
Both are about a noble family who lives in a mansion.
The relationship of Sebastian and Ciel is very similar to the relation of Oz and Gilbert.
Both have supernatural elements.
Both have a Young Master as the main character and a servant.
Kuroshitsuji is set more in the real world while Pandora Hearts is more of fantasy.
Lots of similar characters.
Set in historical Europe. Mc is from a wealthy/influential family. Mc makes a contract with a demon like being. Both mc has an older servant. Both involves solving mysteries and has a dark feeling to them, people get murdered, possesed and so on. Both kind of critizes society. Both have equally interesting and somewhat crazy characters, many with dark pasts.
In both anime there is one character who protects his younger master.
Pandora Hearts looks like it takes place around the same time as Kuroshitsuji. It's humour is also very similar and it's fantasy, so, yeah. Kuroshitsuji is a bit darker than Pandora Hearts. It's light hearted and fun but it can bounce to some serious and dark moments as well. I personally prefer Pandora Hearts over Kuroshitsuji.
In both series you can see a lot of European landscapes and architecture of the past centuries. Quite similar concept for a contract with a demon or a "chain". In Kuroshitsuji you will see a lot of awesome Sebastian and in Pandora Hearts you will see a lot of relations to Alice in Wonderland.
Pandora Hearts is quite old, it was aired in 2009 (I think). But it's still one of my favourites, and it has a similar feeling with Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler). The characters of Pandora Hearts are amazing as well as the characters in Kuroshitusji.
Both of the main leads are kinda royal(?) but the storyline is quite different. If you like Kuroshitsuji, you should try Pandora Hearts!!!!! Pandora Hearts has the manga version as well, just like Kuroshitsuji.
Have fun watching Anime^^
It is sort of like butler and master. There are some supernatural conflicts and tragedies, and also a similar way of contracting.
tha dark atmosphere of the series.
both kid protagonist has someone who protects them.
their life is on the line.
both protagonist is a contractor (demon/chain).
The main characters, Oz and Allen, have very similar personalities and go through a major life changing experience. Both series also have a dark horror type theme, many random comedic scenes, and a fair amount of action.
The main protagonists both have a tendency to act like "my life doesn't matter since I don't have anything important to me anymore" aka they seem a bit suicidal.
The series both are very similiarily executed. They have a love for details, well shown hilarity and a nice dark gothic athmosphere.
Both series have lovable characters who sometimes even act similiar.
It's hard to explain, but something just seems similar between these two anime. Maybe it's the atmosphere, the characters, or even just the same genre...I recommend Pandora Hearts for anyone who enjoyed D.Gray Man, and vice versa.
In both animes there is a group of main characters who has to fight monsters, and the monsters are similar: called by people to help them solve their problems but possessing the caller instead.
I realised that they are very alike.Both have contractors-well Chains are not the same as Innocence but still have some similiarities.
In both anime-s the bad guys seek the same thing as the good.
Even Alice has Allen's appetite
There's monsters created from humans and the organization fighting them in both anime. The main characters are special too.
Both of them have a similar dark atmosphere, While the Black Order tries to eliminate the " Akuma " and investigate the " Innocence ", The Pandora organization also investigate the " Abyss " and The " Chains " thoroughly and tries the eliminate them, and the main character have somewhat similar personality .
If you enjoyed either of these , you'll most likely enjoy the other .
Oz and Allen are very similar characters; always kind, happy, and smiling while inwardly conflicted with who they they want to be. Both deal with deamons in a human world and a conveluted secret past that must be uncovered. Also, there is some confusion as to who is bad and who is good.
Beyond that, both have similar animation styles and have a somewhat dark atmosphere.
Both shows have a similar feeling. The main characters are very much alike and both go through life changing events.
This has kind of the same atmosphere. Dark and horror-like. With creatures like "Akuma" and "Chains" is similar. Also the organizations "Pandora" and "The Dark order" is kind of similar.
both includes demons and kinda same main character!
and both are epic! * you well like them both *
Both series involve main characters trying to find out more about their lost memories. Both have a sprinkle of comedy thrown in, but overall both of these series are very dark. Pandora Hearts is a little more creepy compared to 07-Ghost though.
They both have an equal amount of episodes, shinigami, and most important, scythes.
they both contain confusing and complex plots with twists here and there. if u like 07 ghost then u'll also like pandora hearts.
I don't really know which anime looks like 07 Ghost, but Pandora Hearts is Which I chose.
- They both have a male protagonist who gets lost sometimes.
- People who deeple care for them
- And if i remember, In Pandora Hearts some people where also after his death.
- Both HAVE GOOD stories and you might cry sometimes.
- Great characters
It's hard to see the similarities between these two series but there are quite a few:
- modern style art in both anime
- an average paced plot
- great characters with contrasting personalities
- both MC tries to help others and finding their place in the world
- both MC have family issues
- friendship one of the main themes
- dark atmosphere with a sense of outside humor
*main characters (Oz and Teito) - they both want to protect the ones they love and have tragic past
*the same genre: fantasy
*demons and magical creatures in both
*you can find bishounens in both
*similar music in background
*cute and funny shoujo moments
The main protagonists are teenage boys who tend to be their own worst enemy. They hate being a burden to others and feel the need to protect what's dear to them. Teito's and Oz's best friends are protective and have close bonds with them. Both series involve two organizations that are polar opposites of each other, concerning their goals. Although the stories contain dark elements, some humor is sprinkled throughout to lighten the mood at the appropriate moments. In terms of setting, both take place in a fantasy world with European influences.
I found this very similar to pandora hearts cause
- Both Pandora Hearts and 07-Ghosts they were trying to find their memory's
-They both had somthing unique about them like in Pandora Hearts Oz had Jack and in 07-Ghosts teito had the eye of mikhail
- They both have there wierd charaters like break from Pandora hearts and Frau from 07-ghosts
-In Pandora hearts Oz had his friend alice and in 07-Ghost they had teito and mikage
-Oz and Teito have similar personallitys
- Both Mangas are way better then the anime
I liked these two animes they were the best ones ive wached in a while. Hope u Find this Hepful
Huey from Dantalian reminds me of a much older Oz Vessalius, while Dalian definitely reminds me of Alice. Both take place in a European setting, both are fantasy shows.
Gothic in feeling, it is about two girls who contain a secret and an ability that can be unlocked, an ability that has a dark side.
Fantasy elements, historical European type settings, pretty dresses. : ) The airs these shows give off are really quite similar.
Contains gothic elements and both uses unlocking mechanisms to release a partner's power.
They both have a main girl that fallows the guy and they have an ability they can unlock and the art is kinda similar
It's no surprise that any viewer who has seen both series may come to see some similarities between the two especially in terms of the European settings, the similar personalities of the main female protagonists, and the fantasy themes.
The female protagonist in both series are indeed bossy and has an unique relationship with the main male protagonist. Yet, they care about each other and works flawlessly when situation crisis calls.
Both series' soundtracks also has similar rhythm and are generally a classic for those into fantasy/mystery with supernatural elements.
I quite liked this picture because it is based in a bygone era which is not very common, as they usually tend to be based more in the near or distant future, that the "struggles" are made reciting parts of the mythology recorded in different objects, gives the series a cult touch and shows us the violence that we are accustomed. This is my opinion, I hope you agree with me and if not so respect their opinions equally. 8/10 by the fact that it is finished or at least for me.
Mc encounters a girl with a secret power and they decide to team up together. Both girls have been trapped in a place that is not in this world. Same kind of gothic european setting. In both they solve mysteries. Similiar "villians".
These are Gothic tales dealing with the tale of a rabbit that brings fear into the minds of the people said rabbit comes across. The time eras are similar too and there is the mystery element.
The artwork and style is very similar.
Both anime have European settings, and the main characters (Victorique from Gosick and Alice from Pandora Hearts) have similar characteristics and personalities.
the character Alice and Victorique are very similar. i can't really explain, but it'll makes sense when you watched them both.
Both have a gothic theme and have similar artwork. Alice and Victorica also have similar pesonality. Both of these animes also have a touch of mystery to it
Even though they have completely different plots they have the same similar sort of feel to them.
Both are victorian and have two characters who fall in love and face problems together. The atmosphere is similar.
Both of these animes have the main characters as a guy and a girl.
Though Pandora Hearts has to do a lot with getting rid of demons from the Abyss, while Gosick only deals with mysteries, they remind me of each other.
In each anime, the guy MC has to go find the girl MC and ends up saying their name 20 million times, then yelling it, then saying that they are friends.
There is the presence of love in both animes, but it's definitely not the main plot, in fact, it practically brushes the tip of both animes.
They seem to have nothing in common at first, but if you look at the depths of the anime, you will see the similarities.
-Both of the main characters are both rich and noble
-Both main character have blond hair, sorta similar hairstyles,
-Both main character has a servant
-Both main character has a Demon partner
-Both main character are special and has powers but doesn't realize it
-Both settings of the anime are very similar, also gives off similar aura/sort of gothic aura
-Both anime involves going into another unknown dimension
-Both main character are stubborn
-Both main character has no parents, except for pandora hearts, Oz has a father
-Both involves contracts to summon the demons
-Both you will enjoy deeply
-Both really good
By far, this is the most similar anime that can get
Before I get started, I wanted to apologize for my bad English, and warn for spoilers (small ones though, there’s one major spoiler, but I’ll type it from right to left (‘siht ekil’ instead of ‘like this’) so you can skip it if you want , I’ll mark every spoiler by putting it between these brackets -> ///
Anywaysss, first of all, the main characters are pretty alike. Not only their looks (blond hair, green eyes), no, they have way more in common. Both of them are rich/nobles, who live with their uncles and servants in a huge mansion. The servants, Kevin and Gilbert, are extremely devoted to ‘their master’, to the point that both of them seem a little bit obsessed. You could say their appearance is kinda similar as well (not extremely though), taller/older than the main character, black hair, and so on. ///They also seem to have a sort of ‘kinky’ friend/brother (Michael and Vincent) that knows more about their past and have an influence on them///. While watching the show, you’ll get the feeling that Gilbert and Kevin could help to solve ‘the riddle’ if they’d speak up about their past.
There are also lot’s of common points in the plotline. Both stories start with our main character being dragged in another dimension (hell/Abyss), with demons/chains, where they meet their ‘supernatural sidekicks’ (lame way to call it ikr) Alice/Dantalion. They form a contract and turn back to the normal world, after that the story starts to develop itself. Both Oz and William have a special power without knowing themselves ///and both of them are the reincarnation of an ancient ‘hero’/spoiler/ .nosrep siht nwonk evah ot mees stnavres riehT / ///
The show has the same vibe, which is really logic since the setting is sort of same. Looking at the cast, as far as I know, they don’t have many voice actors in common, there’s Ishida Akira, Toriumi Kousuke and Fukuyama Jun.
At last but not least. Both anime stopped at a random moment in the story line while the manga continues lmao. Sorry, I had to say this, since I’m really disappointed about that. I hope both of them get a season 2 one day, because I have the feeling story started to get really good after the point where the anime stopped.
both deals with super powers and master-servant relationship + demons
Strong master x servant relationship. Similar art styles, demons, powers, main characters are both blonde and green eyed.
Both looked really similar! With the hair, the servant, the demon partner
- Revolves around the main character being a reincarnation of a "hero"
- Involves the underworld (Pandora Hearts: Abyss) (Makai Ouiji: Hell)
- Both take place during the same era, probably Victorian Era
- Both characters live with their uncle in a mansion (William's uncle goes AWOL)
- Involves contracts
- Similar art style; Oz and William look very similar to each other
- Main characters have an older servant who protects them
- Both characters have a supernatural partner (Oz-Alice) (William-Dantalion)
The protagonists are noble, blond green-eyed boys with a butler who calls them ''bocchan'' and a supernatural partner.
Similar time era
Reincarnation in some way
Devils and Realist is like a mix of Kuroshitsuji and Pandora Hearts, everyone who watched PH or Kuroshitsuji will enjoy this!
If you liked Pandora Hearts, and you liked Black Butler/Kuroshitsuji then you're in for a real treat when you watch Devils and Realist because it's basically a mixture of the two.
Demons like Black Butler.
High class like Pandora Hearts.
You'll understand better if you just watch it.
There is a
Sebastian like character named Dantalion.
Oz like character named William
Jack like character named Solomon
Gilbert like character named Kevin.
And many more!
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